Thespis' World

Ramblings of an old man about Networking

Category: Stories

In a world where we highly curate what gets seen by others, I will strive to allow everyone to see my blunders, goofs and gaffs. Sit down and let Uncle Thespis spin you a yarn.

Cisco Hold Music

Introduction If you’ve ever been put on hold, you’ve likely heard the rhythmic thumping and synthesizer named Opus No. 1, but commonly called Cisco Hold Music. There have been numerous…

Taking Ownership of Your Failures

Always check the size of the flash on your network devices before you delete the current firmware image. The new firmware may not actually fit on the device. I found that out the hard way and had to manually upload the firmware image using Zmodem and a console cable. Thankfully did not get fired.